Top Five Ways Grocery Stores Trick You Into Spending More Money

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We all fall for the grocery store gimmicks and spend way more then we walk in there planning to. Just remember these tips and you should be good!

1. They hand out free samples. You used to only see it at bulk stores, but a lot of stores do it now. It makes you more likely to buy something you wouldn't normally buy. 

2. They make you use giant shopping carts. Which makes us think our cart isn’t very full, so we keep adding stuff.

3. They put expensive brands at eye level. When something's front and center, you're more likely to buy it. So look down or up, and you might save a few dollars. That's where the cheaper brands tend to be.

4. They hide the essentials at the back of the store. Bread, milk, and cheese are usually near the back, so you have to walk past all the other stuff to get there. 

5. Ads that say things like, "Ten for $10." So then people assume they NEED to buy ten of something to get the deal. But if you look closer, that's not always the case, and you still get the same deal if you buy one or two of them.  

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